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Harry Potter’s ’Dumbledore’, actor Michael Gambon, dies at 82

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New Delhi, Sep 28, 2023: Harry Potter actor, Michael Gambon, known for his role as Albus Dumbledore, dies at 82. The actor’s death was confirmed by his publicist.




Veteran actor Michael Gambon, who was known to many for his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight ’Harry Potter’ films, has died, his publicist said on Thursday, September 28. He was 82.

A statement by his family, issued by his publicist, said he died following “a bout of pneumonia.”

“We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside,” his family said.

No matter what role he took on in a career that lasted more than five decades, Gambon was always instantly recognizable by the deep and drawling tones of his voice. He was cast as the much-loved Dumbledore after the death of his predecessor, Richard Harris, in 2002.

Courtesy: India Today